Tuesday, 12 February 2013

Enjoyable single malt whiskies of 2012

In 2012, I probably tasted a wider range of malts than in any year previously. But which did I like the best?

Read below.

Note: this is a small, non-systematic selection of single malt whiskies I tasted last year and particularly enjoyed. They are not the 'best overall', and are certainly not restricted to malts 'released' last year.

The inclusion criteria are:
1. They are all single malt whiskies
2. I tasted them in 2012
3. I liked them, and
4. They came to mind readily for the purposes of writing this post.

Tuesday, 5 February 2013

Lagavulin 16 yo. 43%

Nose: peaty, smoky, slightly oily.
Mouth: smoky and rich. Woody.
Finish: rich and long. Nuts and coffee.

Nicely savoury.